Mellieha is an idyllic coastal village in the most northern part of Malta and is renowned for its sun-soaked sandy beaches.
The largest sandy beach in Malta, Mellieha Beach or Ghadira Bay (also known), is the villages’ calling card. Stretching out like a golden carpet, framing endless blues, Ghadira Bay offers every water sport imaginable. Kayaking, windsurfing, snorkelling and swimming, to name a few.
Stay in Mellieha for the Best Beaches in Malta
The village sits majestically atop a hilltop, mesmerising everyone with stunning, breathtaking views. So, it’s hardly surprising Mellieha becomes a top choice for travellers seeking a dreamy beach trip.
Aside from wooing visitors with beautiful beaches, Mellieha is an incredible host with plenty of culinary options on offer.
Mellieha is the Best Place to Stay in Malta For…
- Sun and sand seekers
- Solo Travellers/Couples & Famillies
- Budget & Luxury Options
- Relaxation & Tranquility
- Slow Travellers
- Nature Walks/ Hiking
- Quick & easy travel to Gozo & Comino
Where to Stay in Mellieha?
Luxury Hotels in Mellieha
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Malta
Sitting squarely on Golden Sand beach lies the 338 room high-end hideaway, Radisson Blu & Spa. Everything here has been specifically designed to help you unwind: four outdoor pools, intoxicating cocktail bars, restaurants serving sumptuous dinners, a kids club to entertain hyperactive children and a Myopa spa specialising in relaxing therapies. Contemporary rooms with a private balcony offer either panoramic seaside views or the Maltese countryside. Rate: US$188 per night.
Mid-Range Hotels in Mellieha
Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa
Situated in the heart of Mellieha, a stone’s throw away from the Parish Church, is traditional-styled Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa. 178 spacious rooms are simple yet elegantly styled and set over two buildings. There are ample spaces for guests to unwind from the spa, indoor pool or communal areas. Three restaurants serving mouthwatering dishes are on site, including Antonine Alfresco, which specialises in Thai food and is located on the roof. Or, if you prefer, team refreshing mai-tais by the pool. This is if you can tear yourself away from your room, offering cobalt vistas of Ghadira Bay, Comino and Gozo. Rate: US$112 per night.
Thanks to a refurbishment in 2018, Solana shimmers with a newer polished look that exudes modernity. The 80 room hotel sits on the main street of Mellieha, making it a great base to begin a memorable trip. Nearby points of interest include Popeye Village, Red Tower, War Shelters or boat trips to either Comino or Gozo. Rooms range from doubles to homely one-bed apartments. Some even come with a kitchenette perfect for budget travellers and fussy little eaters. Rates start at $47 per night
Family Friendly in Mellieha
Mellieha Holiday Centre
Known locally as Danish Village, Mellieha Holiday Centre is next door to the Ghadira Nature Reserve. A unique complex housing 150 self-contained bungalows (each with private courtyards). Arguably, one of the best places to stay in Malta for la familiar. Step out of your bungalow onto beautifully landscaped gardens for the perfect tranquil settings. There is an on-site restaurant supermarket for your added convenience. Ghadira Bay is just across the road. But, if you don’t fancy a dip in endless blues, there are three pools on site. Rate: $200 (per bungalow) for 2 nights
Know Before Booking in Mellieha
As I mentioned, Mellieha sits atop a hill, so it may not be the best place to stay in Malta for those with mobility issues.
That said, you can conveniently get around by car. Mellieha is also well served by at least five bus routes, easily taking you around to experience all on offers and of course getting you to Malta’s best beaches.
Mellieha is equally popular with locals and becomes busier during Sundays and (public) holidays.
Another thing to consider: Although Mellieha invites you to flop out on its beaches, unwind and relax…it is not typically a spot known for a buzzy party scene.
That said, there are great pubs and bars around; however, the atmosphere is more in tune with the tempo of the laid-back village.
If you’re seeking music with a higher bpm, you will need to strike out to St Julians, Sliema and other neighbouring areas.
Check out this post for things to do in Mellieha.